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Sell your phone for cashGetting the most dough for your old phone takes a little legwork. CNET's Jessica Dolcourt tells you where to start, and how to get bucks for even the most ancient, cracked, and broken phones.
Say you've heard about trading and are selling your old phone to pick up a few bucks -- you're not exactly sure how to get started not a problem. I just -- -- with CNET with some tips on how to sell your old phone for some additional package changed. The first step is to run up which you've got. It may be just one phone that you're planning to replaced with a newer -- -- also word of ancient devices gathering dust in the back to their closets and ours. New phones are of course the most valuable getting you up to 350 dollars for the latest hot -- If you've got a pile of old phones or devices and you may wind up selling them in different way lots of those charges in boxes to you because you can get rid of them as well. First let's talk about traded with. Almost every carrier offers a trade in our -- program of some sort. And that's because there's a valuable secondary market for refurbished phones and parts -- do research selling your phone even if it is damaged. Sometimes your carrier will offer trade in deal tied to the promotion of a new -- Most of the time you'll -- -- -- -- providers dedicated website. -- -- is is you can resell devices from any carrier searching for the name of the phone answering questions about the condition of the phone to determine enhancements trade in value. However there is one limitation of the carrier site and that is the fact that you'll receive -- carrier gift card as compensation and status of cold hard cash. Another option is to sell your stuff online. There -- -- -- of web site that specializes in selling all electronics and it worked just about the same way that the carrier web sites work except that you're gonna cash card instead of carrier credit. Be careful though because not every web site except every phone especially older models. Also helps and other products full name if it's a Smartphone knowing the storage capacity will help accurately price your particular model. If the phone cells with more than one storage option for example sixteen gigabytes or 32 gigabytes. More intrepid seller should consider Craig's -- or. But unlike some of the website a -- you -- -- salt absolutely needs to be in good working condition. Clean the phone Nestle -- original packaging if you can throw charger in decades and make sure it's fully charged before you box -- -- if you don't want to -- thing and are planning to be in a shopping mall anytime soon anyway you could take your phone to one of the many -- ATMs across America. -- ATMs are small kiosks that automate and higher until transaction and paying in cash. Major thumbprint and -- -- for security purposes. But the kiosk will spit out at least a dollar for your dad and broken phone -- and much more for a new device. Retail shops like asked by it will also buy back some devices in person you should check -- of the customer service stuck to get start. If you don't -- ATM near you and he can't play your decrepit phone or other electronic device donate it to your recycling program. Electronic devices contain toxic chemicals that you do not want leaking into ground water -- and never ever ever want to threat anyway. Luckily most online resell outfits will offer to take your front upper hand even if they don't give you -- diamond return. Best buy stores also have -- -- -- as you rocket. Specific cell phone charities like hope phones are other options as our local area outlets like -- -- here in San Francisco. However if you look hard enough you should be able to sell that phone for at least a back. Definitely spent thirty minutes comparing buyback prices across the different web sites you may find an up to fifty dollar swing on certain sounds. If you're Smart making it ATM last stop -- can compare the prices that offers your other quoted choices then sit back and let the -- Roland. For even more great tech tips check out CNET how to -- basketball -- and thanks for watching.